There are two reasons for this state: one is that we thought India is a poor country and we want only rice and dhal, and no luxury items. The second one is even after the govt. relaxed the rules our proud indians do not want to work and produce articles that can sell in the international market. In the meanwhile the Chinese started making everything from images of Ganapathi for our Ganesha utsav, crackers for our Diwali, to the most sophisticated airplane parts. All Chinese goods are not cheap. Our Mahindras have collaboration with a tractor manufacturer there. We on the other hand want only imported items and no Indian goods are worth purchasing. We have been manufacturing rail coaches and railway engines for the past 60 years, but even today we need to import them from Spain, Canada, Germany etc. To use a cliche these are not rocket science.
This country cannot become a super power. It is a pipe dream. If we want to grow we need to strengthen our foundations in all the fields. We need more Polytechnics than degree colleges, more primary health centres than huge modern hospitals, more lower, primary, and secondary schools, than colleges of higher learning.
A country that does not have adequate libraries, and play grounds is unfit to be called a modern nation at all.